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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Baseball Awards

The Caps finished the season with a 2-1 loss in the first round of the state playoffs to Green Hope.

Banquet Pictures

AWARDS:
Trey Cheek Memorial Scholarship- Jacob Kriegsman

BLAYNE BROWN AWARD: ELECTED BY THE SQUAD AS BEING THE BEST TEAMMATE...CHRIS SCHRUM

MVP: JOE BIALKOWSKI (4 YEAR STARTER, 100 HITS IN CAREER, LED TEAM WITH 27 HITS & .391 AVERAGE. 5-2, 2.55 ERA)

COACHES AWARD: MACLIN BATCHELOR (HIT .388, LED TEAM IN RBI'S, TEAM CAPTAIN) 

GPA AWARD: MACLIN BATCHELOR (ALSO WON THIS AWARD IN 2012)

BUST YOUR BACKSIDE AWARD: JACOB KRIEGSMAN (LED TEAM IN OFF SEASON WORKOUT POINTS, 1.88 ERA, 16 INNING SCORELESS STREAK)

GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD: ROB CASE (HIT .311 PLAYING SOLID DEFENSE IN MULTIPLE POSITIONS--ALSO WON THIS AWARD IN 2012)

HONORABLE MENTION ALL CONFERENCE: AUSTIN WALKER, JACOB KRIEGSMAN

ALL CAP-8: JOE BIALKOWSKI, WILSON WHITE, ROB CASE, MACLIN BATCHELOR, STEVEN THORNHILL

SEASON NOTES FROM COACH JONES:
WE INCREASED RUNS SCORED BY 43%, HITS BY 30%, EXTRA BASE HITS BY 40 %. WE DECREASED OUR ERRORS BY 44% AND CUT OUR ERA FROM 4.2 TO 2.58. WE WENT INTO THE LAST PLAYING DATE WITH A CHANCE TO SHARE THE LEAGUE TITLE. THAT SURPASSED MOST OF THE GOALS WE SET AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR. WE NEED TO LEARN HOW TO PERFORM WITH CONSISTENCY, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE COMPETITION IS TOUGH. WE FELL SHORT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHERE A LITTLE BETTER EXECUTION COULD HAVE MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE. BUT IT WAS A GREAT GROUP OF YOUNG MEN AND A BIG TURN-AROUND FOR THE PROGRAM.

SUMMER:
WE WILL FIELD 2 TEAMS IN CCSSL (THE HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER LEAGUE), PLAYING 3 GAMES A WEEK UNTIL LATE JULY. THE OLDER SQUAD WILL INCLUDE VARSITY CANDIDATES FOR 2014; THE YOUNGER SQUAD WILL BE COMPOSED OF INCOMING 9TH GRADERS AND RETURNING JV PLAYERS.

Record Overall (13-11) Conference (9-5)

Senior Updates:
Howard Boone - Enlisted in the Army
Jahvae Giddens - University of Alabama
Wilson White - Hampden Sydney - continuing baseball career
Joe Bialkowski - Georgetown - continuing baseball career
Steven Thornhill - Louisburg
Jacob Kriegsman - UNC Wilmington
Austin Walker - NC State
Chris Schrum - UNC Chapel Hill
Maclin Batchelor - UNC Chapel Hill

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Men's Golf Season Comes to a Close

The 2013 Men's Golf Season officially wrapped up last night at the Spring Sports Banquet. After winning both the Cap8 Conference title and the Regional title for the second year in a row - the Caps couldn't close it out with a win at States - coming in 4th by a margin. Not to sound like a broken record but North Carolina is ranked by Golfweek as the second most competitive state for boys' junior golf in the nation - that certainly proved true at the NCHSAA 4A State Championships last week. After a less than stellar first round - the Caps rallied for the most part but just couldn't come away with the repeat. However, all starters return for the 2014 season after spending the summer and fall competing on the national stage as individuals....so....next season promises to be fantastic to say the least!
Last night at the banquet Will Minton was awarded the MVP award for his outstanding play throughout the season and Harrison Rhoades was given the 4Star Coaches award recognizing excellence in Character, Leadership, Sportsmanship and Teamwork.
And last but not least - Coaches Marlowe, Smith and Elsaesser cannot be thanked and praised enough for their tireless dedication and work with this team - what a gift for these young men to have their guidance and leadership.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tennis Eastern Regional Finals!

Broughton Boy's Tennis vs. Millbrook at Millbrook at 4:00 Wednesday, May 15. The winner advances to the State Championship.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Boys Tennis Demolishes Wakefield

Broughton Boys Tennis team defeated rival Wakefield on Monday afternoon 5-3. Senior Patrick Longest won no. 2 singles 6-1, 7-5, closing the match score 4-2 after singles.  Longest's perseverance and experience pushed him to the singles victory against the Wolverines.  The Caps only needed one doubles court to advance to the NCHSAA semifinals.  Sophomores Campbell Stone and Taylor Boole ended the match with a doubles victory at no. 2, 10-5.  The Caps continue their play on Wednesday for the semifinals and a chance to represent the east in the state championship in Burlington on Saturday. The location for Wednesday's match will be posted on the Broughton Blog website.  The match will be in Wake County and fan support is always appreciated.
Singles: Waddell lost 6-0, 6-2, Longest won 6-1. 7-5, Bunn lost 1-6, 6-2, 10-7, Boole won 6-1, 6-2, Stone won 6-1, 6-0, Waters won 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles: Waddell/Longest lost 10-2, Stone/Boole won 10-5.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

CapsLax End Season With A Loss In State Quarterfinals

The Men's Varsity Lacrosse team lost to a talented East Chapel Hill squad 12-6 on Friday night in Chapel Hill. After a 2-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Wildcats got on a roll and jumped out to an 8-1 halftime lead. The Caps spotted 2 more goals in the 3rd quarter, then staged a comeback in the 4th quarter before running out of time. Leading the Caps were junior Davis Weaver and freshman Mitch Snyder with 2 goals each. Sophomores Walker Rice and Hayden Lovett added 1 goal each. Mitch Snyder, Walker Rice, and Sophomore Zach Burgess had 1 assist each. While the scoreboard did not reflect the results they wanted, the Caps should be proud of their accomplishments. The Caps advanced to the final 8 in the State playoffs, farther than any previous Capitals lacrosse team. The Caps won the conference 3 (Cap 8) championship with a 13-1 record. With a final record of 16-3 and lots of young talent, the future is bright for CapsLax!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Boys Tennis Play Wakefield at Millbrook Monday

Broughton Boys Tennis team play Wakefield at Millbrook High School at 4:00 on Monday, May 13.  Fan support is always appreciated!  Come cheer for the Caps!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Baseball: Regular season with a 8-1 loss

Caps end the regular season with a 8-1 loss to Sanderson

Broughton did not play well Tuesday night, but will look to rebound as they start post season play Friday night at Green Hope. Start time is 6:30. Please come out to support the Caps!

Record Overall (13-10) Conference (9-5)

6:30pm:  Friday, May 10 at Green Hope: may

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Boys Tennis Will Advance in Regionals

Broughton Boys Tennis team finished off the Falcons on Tuesday.  The Caps won all 6 singles courts versus Jordan High.  Next Monday they take on the Wakefield Wildcats at Wakefield.  Come cheer for the Caps!
Broughton vs. Jordan, Durham
Singles:
Waddell 6-1, 6-0, Longest 6-2, 6-0, Bunn 6-4, 6-2, Boole 6-0, 6-0, Stone 6-2, 6-2, Waters 6-1, 6-0.

Caps Finish Soccer Season

The Broughton Caps women's soccer team ended the 2013 campaign with a 1-0 loss in the first round of the 4A state tournament at Durham Jordan.  The Caps fought hard against a very talented Falcons team that finished tied for first in Pac 6 play.  Senior Caroline Duncan was this blogger's "woman of the match" as she made save after save keeping the Caps in the game.  The Caps lost an opportunity to tie the game in the first half when Sarah Grace Lasso was clearly tripped by the last Jordan defender between her and the goalkeeper, but no whistle was blown by the referee.  Lasso also came close in the second half with a header off a corner kick that struck the cross bar and caromed off.  The Caps finished the season 9-10-1 and look forward to 2014 with an experienced team returning.  Thanks to seniors Carolina Brown, Caroline Duncan, Lena Wallace, Sofie Stein-Montalvo, Becca Shavlik, and Margot Provencher for their contributions to Broughton the past four years!

2013 NCHSAA 4A Men's Golf Regional Champions

Way to go Caps!
Defended your title as Cap8 Conference Champions - check
Defended your title as 4A Regional Champions - check
On to 4A State Championships at Pinehurst #8 next week May 13th and 14th.

Click here to link to N&O story.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Varsity Softball Closes Regular Season with 2 Wins


Raleigh -  On Friday, May 3rd the home team Caps Softball defeated the Wakefield Wolverines 8 to 5 in 61/2 innings on the Class of ’13 Senior Day.

Class of '13
Momma G's Senior Cake
{the cake, not Momma G!}
Honored by Coach Stephens in the Senior Ceremony prior to the game were the following members of the Broughton Class of ’13 (and their parents):

Catherine Becton           Diane & Paul
Cole Bellamy                Shannon & Kevin
Morgan Buonpane         Lou, Aprel
Maggie Carraway          Teresa & Ernest
Valerie Guzzo                Janis & Bob
Garett Hedgepeth          Suzanne & Todd
Katie Munger                 Sharon

The Caps avenged an earlier season loss to the Wolverines with runs scored by catcher Shannon Denny (1st), third baseman Cole Bellamy (1st, 6th, RBI), pitcher English Dean (1st, 4th), centerfielder Garett Hedgepeth (1st, 3rd, 4th, RBI), leftfielder Val Guzzo (RBI), and shortstop Katie Munger (RBI).  The Varsity Caps had 14 team hits on 32 team at bats, and left 9 runners on base.

Last Home Out at Pullen Park
On Tuesday the Caps visited the Sanderson Spartans at Optimist Park, emerging with a 17 to 1 victory in the last Cap 8 Conference and final regular season game.  The Cap bats came alive against an error prone Spartan squad, with a total of 16 hits and 14 RBIs over the course of 5 complete innings.  The game ended on the 10 run rule.

Scoring runs for the Caps were Denny (2nd, 3rd, 5th, 2 RBIs), Bellamy (2nd, 3rd, 5th, 3 RBIs), Dean (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 3 RBIs), Hedgepeth (5th, 2 RBIs), Guzzo (5th, RBI), outfielder Catherine Becton (2 hits, RBI), second baseman Morgan Buonpane (2nd, 2 hits, 2 RBIs), Munger (2nd, 5th), first baseman Taylor Trigg (2nd, 3rd), and outfielder Sarah Wills (4th).  On top of all the hits, RBIs, and runs scored, the Caps also left 9 runners stranded.

Late Tuesday the Varsity Caps were awaiting word on qualifying for the post season tournament.  Stay tuned.

CapsLax Win Thriller Over Holly Springs in OT

The men's varsity CapsLax team beat the Golden Hawks of Holly Springs 7-6 in overtime to advance to the State quarterfinals. Down 6-4 in the fourth quarter, Walker Rice scored on a man up opportunity to cut the Hawks lead to 6-5. After creating a turnover, the Caps tied the score on a goal by Zach Burgess with 11 seconds left. After winning the overtime faceoff, the Caps struck quickly with a game winning goal by Troy Jones to complete the comeback. Goalie Paxton Massarelli had a phenomenal game with 13 saves against a very good Holly Springs team. Leading the Caps in scoring were Walker Rice and Troy Jones with 2 goals each. Zach Burgess, Davis Weaver, and Mitchell Snyder had 1 goal each. Mitchell Snyder added 3 assists and Jimbo Dixon had 1 assist. Next up: The Caps will face the winner of the East Chapel Hill-Durham Riverside game on Friday night.

Baseball: Caps defeat Wakefield, 5-1

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Senior Wilson White White pitched a gem going all 7 on Senior night.  The Caps continue to get good production up and down the lineup.  The take on the Spartans of Sanderson in the last regular season game.  Playoffs begin on Friday, May 10.
Senior Day Pictures

Leading Hitters:Bialkowski (2-3), Case (1-3 2B RBI), White (2-3 2B)

Record Overall (13-9) Conference (9-4)

Next Game Today
7pm - May 7th At Sanderson

Monday, May 6, 2013

Caps Women's Soccer Opens 4A Tournament Play

The Broughton Caps women's soccer team travels to Jordan High School in Durham on Tuesday, May 7th, to open the 2013 NCHSAA 4A State Tournament.  The match begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Falcon's soccer stadium at 6806 Garrett Road, Durham.  The Caps enter the tournament as the #5 team from the Cap 8 with a record of 9-9-1, 7-7 in the Cap 8.  The Falcons enter as the #1 team from the Pac 6 with a record of 14-2-2, 10-0-2 in the Pac 6.  Come out and support the Caps!

Friday, May 3, 2013

CapsLax Win Over Red Wolves in Romp

The Men's varsity CapsLax team beat Hillsborough Cedar Ridge 18-9 on Friday night at Caps Stadium in the first round of the State Playoffs. The Caps had a strong offensive effort, jumping out to a 10-4 halftime lead and an 18-4 score early in the 4th quarter. The Red Wolves then reeled off 5 straight goals to make the game seem closer than it was. Starting goalie Paxton Massarelli had 6 saves and gave up 4 goals. The offense was led by attack Jimbo Dixon with 5 goals and 3 assists, Davis Weaver with 4 goals and 1 assist, and Zach Burgess with 3 goals and 4 assists. Max Hardin added 2 goals. Walker Rice added 1 goal and 4 assists. Drew Hinton, Butler Bennett, and Jack Williams had 1 goal each. Mitchell Snyder tallied 1 assist. Next up in the second round is a home game vs. a talented Holly Springs on Tuesday night at 7:00.

Men's Golf - Gold Team Comes on Strong

On Wednesday the Caps Gold team- John Hogan, Hardy Hogan, Sam Holden, Ben Lease, Jack Nelms and Walker Singleton - took on a strong field at Raleigh Golf Association in the annual invitational.
John Hogan led the Caps with a beautiful round of 75, followed by Sam Holden with a 77 and a 78 from Jack Nelms.  The Caps took second place just 6 strokes behind Ravenscroft and 20 strokes ahead of Cardinal Gibbons.

Baseball: Caps lose, Hope to Bounce Back

The Caps drop another tight game in the late innings. The will have no time to lament the loss as then get back on the field this afternoon.

Coach Newton "The effort and energy was really good. We hit the ball well, but gave them a few freebies at the end of the game that cost us. We will try to beat Wakefield at home for the first time since 2004!"

Leading Hitters: Ford (2-2 2B RBI)

Record Overall (12-9) Conference (8-4)

Rain Schedule Update
Wakefield Friday May 3rd Senior activities start at 4
Sanderson Monday May 6th

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Boys Tennis Play Jordan High Tuesday

Broughton Boys Tennis team will play Jordan High in Durham on Tuesday at 4:00. Come cheer for the Caps as they play round 2 of east regionals.  This Friday and Saturday the Caps will continue in the Individual State Playoffs at UNC's Cone Kenfield Tennis Center.  Play begins at 2:00 on Friday.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Baseball: Caps 4-1 lead, Lose 8-4 to Heritage

The Caps played great for six innings. Kriegsman threw strikes, they played defense and had timely hitting. In the 7th, the bullpen failed to throw strikes and when things started to unravel, the Caps lost their composure. Credit to Heritage for executing when it mattered most.

Coach Jones " As the fates would have it our competition for the conference title also lost. So we still control our destiny. We need to execute, even when it doesn't come easy."

Leading Hitters:White (3-4 2B, RBI), Collins (1-2, RBI)

Record Overall (12-8) Conference (8-3)

Rain Schedule Update
Leesville Thursday May 2nd 4:30
Wakefield Friday May 3rd Senior Day Festivities begin at 4:00
Sanderson Monday May 6th

Next Game: 
4:30pm Thursday, May 2nd At Leesville